Ed Ahead, Inc. is a non-profit 501c3 corporation that is the charter holder and operates the K-5 free public charter school, Academy Adventures Midtown. Currently Academy Adventures Midtown serves over 60 students in the midtown area of Ft. Lowell/Alvernon. Academy Adventures Midtown is a tuition free Arizona Charter School chartered by the Arizona State Board for Charter Schools.   Our school holds a letter grade of “C” (only 2 points short of a “B”) due to our students’ performance on state testing and an emphasis on Attendance, Attitude & Academics (the 3 A’s).

Academy Adventures Midtown is based on the philosophy that each child grows physically, emotionally and intellectually in diverse ways and at different rates. Some children may not be speaking by age 2 and not all children are reading by age 7.  Academy Adventures Midtown addresses these individual differences by providing our students with:

  • Student Appropriate Activities

  • Recognizing and Building on the individual child’s strengths

  • Experiential Learning

  • Diverse Learning Centers

  • High Teacher/Student Interactivity

  • Multi-Age, Multi-Grade

  • Participation in the National School Breakfast/Lunch Program

Academy Adventures Midtown provides opportunities for children to recognize and build on strengths which helps to increase performance on the state standards as individual maturation dictates.